How to get the best from your Security Dog

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | May 18th, 2017

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One complain I often get is the problem of non-performing dogs and sometimes puppies that refuse to bark at strangers and playful to everyone. One of ...


Where does the odor from your dog come from?

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | March 15th, 2017

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So many persons conclude that dogs are very dirty animals due to the reoccurrence of that characteristic and consequent dog smell which many find of...


Sleeping on the same bed with your dog – What you need to know

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | January 17th, 2017

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I have kept so many dogs indoors but the only dog that had access to my bed was Peach my black pug. She was very little, the size of my fist when I ...


How Economic Recession is Affecting Dogs in Nigeria

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | December 10th, 2016

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It is worrisome that many dogs are feeling the impact of the ongoing recession in Nigeria that many case of nutritional deficiency has dominated cli...


Common Ear problems of dogs & their solutions

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | November 27th, 2016

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The ears of the canines are so vulnerable to various problems. You could just wake up one morning to discover that your dog’s ear is swollen, like...


The Joy of Keeping Dogs

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | November 9th, 2016

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My little niece once went with us on an evening walk, she was about 3 years old and a man in his 40s was passing on the opposite side of the road wi...


Albino dogs – the best care for them in Nigeria

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | October 16th, 2016

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Albinism is a common case in the human race and very noticeable in Africa. Albinos are known to suffer a lot of challenges due to lack of skin pigme...


Choke chains and how to use them

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | October 16th, 2016

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I am writing this particular article because of an incidence that happened recently with a dog that was constantly kept, chained using choke chain. ...


Is a dog incomplete without cropped ears or docked tails?

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | October 5th, 2016

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One of our clients called me to come to his home at once, his Rottweiler gave birth that morning. I don’t usually ask questions before getting to ...


Are dogs meant or supposed to be caged?

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | September 2nd, 2016

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I was once received an emergency call on a dog that collapsed in one hot afternoon and on getting there looking at the dog’s cage I started to cry...